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Research Associate I/II Liver Biology

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/21/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Scientific Job Number: 11206 Pay Rate: $85k - $110k

Job Description

Our client is an early-stage biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation.
  • The Research Associate I/II Liver Biology, is responsible for providing technical and scientific support for conducting in vivo preclinical studies with a focus on gene therapy.
  • You will contribute to assay development in cell lines and tissues and will provide hands-on contribution with in vivo study execution.
  • Responsibilities will include support with study/experiment planning, generating study/experiment timelines and goals, sample collection and processing, data generation, troubleshooting, data analysis and interpretation, and detailed documentation in electronic notebooks.
  • This is an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to expand their in vitro and in vivo skills in a dynamic workplace.

What you will accomplish:
  • Weekly mouse handling/weighing/dosing/tissue collection in the vivarium.
  • Planning and executing efficacy or functional assays in primary/immortalized cell lines, and mouse/human tissues.
  • Tissue/cell processing for protein lysates, DNA/RNA extraction and cDNA prep for quantitative PCR, ELISA, etc.
  • Data analysis in MS Excel and GraphPad Prizm.
  • Preparing data summaries for presentation.
  • Documentation of data in electronic lab notebook (ELN).

Job Requirements

  • Minimum BS degree in Biology-related discipline with > 2 years’ experience in academia or pharma/biotech industry or MS degree in Biology-related discipline with > 1 year experience in academia or pharma/biotech industry.


Technical Requirements and Skills:
Proficient knowledge and experience in any of the following:
  • Experience in mouse handling, weighing, dosing, bleeding, and tissue harvest.
  • Basic cell culture skills.
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques such as DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, ELISA, Western blots, etc.
  • Conversant in the use of MS-Office and GraphPad Prizm.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent time management skills and can-do attitude.
  • Strong ability to work as a team player.
  • Familiarity with gene-editing techniques.
  • Molecular cloning.
  • Histochemistry and imaging techniques.
  • Automation/liquid handler experience.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lexie Pierce

As a Compass recruiter, Lexie brings in 15 years of experience in leadership and employee growth and development. She's incredibly passionate about helping candidates find and accept new opportunities, ultimately leading her to start her recruiting career in the life science industry. Her favorite part about connecting with Compass candidates and clients is witnessing the excitement the candidates exude and making an impact on their lives.


Outside of the office, Lexie enjoys going to the farmers' market on Saturdays with her son so she can find the best produce to use in her family dinners. She enjoys cooking, reading, knitting, restoring furniture, and spending time with her family and friends. Lexie is also passionate about supporting organizations that are looking to educate the community about Congenital Heart Defects (CHD).

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